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  • Date:06 May 2012
  • Kick-off:14:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,683
  • Dempsey (11) Dembele (34)
  • Bardsley (33)
Goal!

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91:57 +1.57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Gardner, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

91:46 +1.46

Fraizer Campbell takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

91:22 +1.22

A cross is delivered by Phillip Bardsley, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

89:42

Phillip Bardsley has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

88:40

Shot by Chris Baird from outside the box goes over the target.

88:13

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Damien Duff.

88:05

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

86:22

John Arne Riise gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell. Free kick crossed by James McClean, save by Mark Schwarzer.

83:57

Chris Baird is brought on as a substitute for Danny Murphy.

83:02

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James McClean, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

80:19

Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick. Kerim Frei replaces Pavel Pogrebnyak.

80:11

Pavel Pogrebnyak crosses the ball, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

78:17

The official flags Nicklas Bendtner offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

77:34

Michael Turner takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

76:54

Foul by Brede Hangeland on Fraizer Campbell, free kick awarded. James McClean restarts play with the free kick.

76:12

Shot by Fraizer Campbell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

74:49

The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly.

74:25

Michael Turner challenges Pavel Pogrebnyak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

74:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Lee Cattermole. Direct free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

72:47

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Nicklas Bendtner goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:10

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy from the left by-line.

72:00

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

71:42

Fraizer Campbell crosses the ball.

69:59

Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Dembele. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy. Fraizer Campbell on for Matthew Kilgallon.

68:47

Michael Turner takes a shot. Blocked by Mahamadou Diarra.

67:47

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.

65:25

John Arne Riise takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

64:51

A cross is delivered by Stephen Kelly, clearance made by Michael Turner. Corner taken by Damien Duff.

63:52

Effort from the edge of the area by Damien Duff goes wide of the right-hand upright.

62:34

James McClean takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

59:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Moussa Dembele. Nicklas Bendtner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dong-Won Ji. Clint Dempsey takes a shot.

56:44

Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

56:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Matthew Kilgallon. Moussa Dembele takes the free kick.

56:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Gardner. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

53:23

Dong-Won Ji fouled by John Arne Riise, the ref awards a free kick. John O'Shea takes the free kick.

53:14

Stephen Kelly takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

51:46

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Jack Colback makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the left by-line, Mahamadou Diarra concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Turner. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

51:27

Damien Duff sends in a cross, Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. John O'Shea gets a block in.

50:47

Lee Cattermole challenges John Arne Riise unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

49:07

The ball is sent over by James McClean, John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.

45:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Direct free kick taken by Mahamadou Diarra.

44:41

James McClean takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

41:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Arne Riise on Stephane Sessegnon. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Craig Gardner.

39:41

Damien Duff takes a corner.

38:46

Dong-Won Ji gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mahamadou Diarra. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

38:14

Damien Duff produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

37:44

Craig Gardner is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

36:24

John Arne Riise sends in a cross, clearance made by Lee Cattermole.

34:17

Moussa Dembele scores a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-1 Sunderland.John Arne Riise provided the assist for the goal.

33:16

Phillip Bardsley gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Sunderland.Assist by Dong-Won Ji.

31:23

Stephen Kelly fouled by Dong-Won Ji, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Hughes takes the direct free kick.

30:21

Craig Gardner delivers the ball.

28:16

Pavel Pogrebnyak concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback. Lee Cattermole takes the direct free kick.

25:03

Phillip Bardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Kelly. Danny Murphy delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Clint Dempsey from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

21:45

Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

20:20

Mahamadou Diarra takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Kilgallon.

19:16

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

17:43

Danny Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Direct free kick taken by Stephane Sessegnon. Unfair challenge on Dong-Won Ji by Aaron Hughes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.

15:36

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

12:45

The ball is swung over by John Arne Riise.

10:13

Unfair challenge on Mahamadou Diarra by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick. Free kick scored by Clint Dempsey. Fulham 1-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Mahamadou Diarra.

8:37

Damien Duff takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Cattermole.

7:44

Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Dembele. Direct free kick taken by Moussa Dembele.

6:58

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Colback.

6:45

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff.

6:34

Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

5:18

Moussa Dembele concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Craig Gardner fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

4:38

Centre by Damien Duff.

0:22

Craig Gardner produces a cross, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Jol targeting record haul Manager Martin Jol thinks Fulham could smash their record Barclays Premier League points total this season. Fulham have won four of their last six league games and moved level with eighth-place Liverpool on Tuesday after registering their first-ever win at Anfield. The Londoners currently have 49 points - four short of their club record, which was achieved in 2009 while England manager Roy Hodgson was in charge. Jol's team host Sunderland on Sunday and then travel to Tottenham on the final day of the season and the Fulham boss thinks beating the club record is a serious possibility - something he would regard as an amazing achievement considering that they have played 14 Europa League games this term. "If we can get six points it will be 55," Jol said. "First we said 40, then 50 and it almost looked undoable, but now I think we are in a fantastic position to get even more points on the board. "In 2009 they got 53 but I think in that season they didn't play in Europe, and the season after they did and it cost them some points. "This year we played in Europe so to have 50 points or more after playing in Europe would be fantastic." Fulham's current position would have been unthinkable at the start of the campaign, when Jol's position came under scrutiny after it took until October for the Dutchman to register his first league win since his appointment. The 56-year-old has masterminded a big turnaround in fortunes since and has got the best out of players like Clint Dempsey and Damien Duff while making the hugely effective loan signing of Stuttgart forward Pavel Pogrebnyak. Had the club not had the rigours of playing in the Europa League to deal with, Jol reckons his team could be fighting the likes of Chelsea for a top-six finish by now. "We did well after Christmas, maybe after being out of the Europa League," he said. "I think if you look at the stats we would be in the top six or something. Our good form is not just over the last six games." Striker Andrew Johnson missed Fulham's games at Liverpool and Everton due to an adductor injury and will be absent again. Jol himself missed the two games on Merseyside due to a chest infection but will be back in the dugout on Sunday after making a full recovery. Sunderland defender John O'Shea and striker Nicklas Bendtner are fighting to be fit having both suffered foot injuries in training this week, but manager Martin O'Neill is hopeful they will make the game at Craven Cottage. Midfielder Craig Gardner is available after serving a one-match ban and defender Titus Bramble (Achilles) is back in training but short of fitness. Black Cats skipper Lee Cattermole is targeting a strong finish to a challenging season as he sets his sights on the new campaign. The 24-midfielder heads into Sunday's encounter with his club sitting in 11th place in the table with title contenders Manchester United due on Wearside on the final day next weekend. There is still work to do if Sunderland are to repeat last season's feat and end the campaign in the top 10, but given that they were languishing in the relegation zone when O'Neill arrived to replace Steve Bruce in December, they are more than satisfied with their current lot. Cattermole said: "It has been a first season for me when I have lost a manager during the season, which was a shame. "But the new manager has come in and we have bounced back and made it a good season. "We have just got to finish on a high note for next year." O'Neill has inspired a concerted fightback by the players he inherited from Bruce, and although a run of six league games without a win, but with just a single defeat, has taken some of the gloss off that recovery, the belief he has instilled is a cause for optimism. Cattermole said: "He has brought a lot of life to the club. There has been a real buzz about the place. "We got safe a lot quicker that people thought. It has tailed off a little bit, but if we can finish on a good note and finish strongly, it will be a nice way to finish."

Formation:4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 451Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Aaron Hughes
  • John Arne Riise
  • Damien Duff
  • Danny Murphy
  • Mahamadou Diarra
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Moussa Dembele
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • SUBS
  • David Stockdale
  • Chris Baird
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Kerim Frei
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Marcello Trotta

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Form Guide

    WWDWLW
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • DDLDDD

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 19/11/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 30/04/2011
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 11/12/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 28/02/2010
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 06/12/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 27/01/2009

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 16
  • P Pogrebnyak 6
  • A Johnson 3
  • D Duff 2
  • B Ruiz 2
  • M Diarra 1
  • S Sidwell 1
  • P Senderos 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • CB Orlando Sa 1

Sunderland

  • S Sessegnon 7
  • S Larsson 7
  • N Bendtner 7
  • J McClean 5
  • C Gardner 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • D Ji 2
  • W Brown 1
  • T Bramble 1
  • F Campbell 1
  • J Colback 1
  • C Wickham 1
  • A Elmohamady 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 46
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 44
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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